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Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
implemented. live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> president obama's use of power related to the health care law. immigration policies and drug laws. coverage ofour live the hearing starting at 10:00 c-span 2.rn on are you walk in, there tables in front with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the gun show. temperature pamphlet is how the take ment is trying to away the right to own guns, obama is doing that and obama is that and obama care is awful. talk to them. they said, who are you? i'm an academic, a researcher. research about these organizations and ideas. i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them said -- they looked at me suspiciously and and i said, tions look here's what i am. don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your world view. you will not convince me. you.l not convince that's the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. downward mobility, racial and gender equality. "angry white men," sunday night 9:00 on "after words" part of c-span 2. > vice president biden
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
about the relationship between president obama's cabinet and his closest ally. the cover story in the new "politico" magazine. susan is the editor and editor in chief john harris are with us today to talk about it. let me begin with you. why did you decide to launch a magazine? >> "politico" -- first i thank you. i'm happy to be here to talk about the project. everyone is very excited about the content and we're excited about susan the distinguished career as washington editor. we're excited to have her on the team. the reason we launched the mag diseent consistent with the larger mission. "politico" is about to turn 7 years old. we've had as our mission for sometime we want to be washington's dominant news room for coverage of national politics and policy making here in washington we want to be the dominant player in that. it's a vigorous competition day in day out. in order win the competition we need to do a lot of things well. historically when "politico" got started back then when we were an organization of 55 people. now an of organization of almost 300 people. from day one
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
when members return on c-span. president obama is headed to south africa to attend a moral service for nelson mandela. he is joined on air force one by first lady michelle as well as george w. bush and hillary clinton. jimmy carter plans to join the group. nelson mandela will be very december 15 following a state funeral in his hometown. >> the wireline world is the central circulatory system of our economy. it is the veins and the arteries that can act what is now the information economy in the u.s.. we are seeing data traffic increase at the rate of 40% per year. it is wireline networks that connect all forms of communications, what are they exhibit -- whether they originate in a wireline or wireless environment. future of the communications industry, with u.s. telecom head walter mccormick. tonight on "the communicators," at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. >> i got upset with the president. the, at my mental health first few meetings. then they never showed up. housewalking in the white and i met this woman, one of the press people. , nobody ever covers my meetings. she said, mrs. cart
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
. you can see the house alive when they begin work today at 2:00 eastern. president obama working at the white house this afternoon. he will deliver remarks about world aids take. that, in just under half an hour, we will hear from judy relationsn u.s.-china regarding climate change policies. she is speaking at the center for american progress. that is live at 10:00 30 eastern. -- governoridate dannel malloy is in washington talking about the achievement cap in the country. on august 9, 1974, vice president ford was sworn in as president of the united states. this is the dress that mrs. ford was wearing in the swearing-in ceremony. she was less than excited about becoming first lady, but president ford encouraged her. she said, if i am going to do this, i'm going to have fun doing this. within 10 days, she had a state dinner toceremony. she entertain king hussein of jordan. she hit the ground running as first lady. ford.st lady betty coming up, epa genome mccarthy will be talking about u.s.-china relations. until then, a recent white house policy initiative and how it is impacting th
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am EST
the obama administration to delay the mandate was wise. that was based on his experience in phasing in the medicare part d. prescription drug benefit. i have to say hyperventilating about an extraordinary and unprecedented constitutional these delays are is just that. it's contrary to the obvious historical fact. nor is the delay of the employer mandate on the front of the constitution. the framers could have prescribed to m believe that the president execute so why do they have faithfully and take care and i would have to disagree with professor rosenkranz and turley about their explanation of this in the original meaning of the clause. they were taking pains to clarify the president's duty is to implement the law in good faith and to exercise reasonable care with the word take care in doing so. the fact is that scholars on both left and right can' concors broadly worded phase to handle with fidelity to all including indeed the constitution. as a legal and practical matter, the president's phase in of the employer mandate and other provisions as well with the job description so is
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
whether it's obama, and whether it's war powers act, whether it's getting into iraq, these are all issues are deeply concerned about. so you criticized and, you know, you've made some i think remarks concerning, i don't think you take some of this seriously of what your colleagues have to say up there. so give me an answer as to what you think we need to do to get, to curtail the executive power the way i think it's been used over the years. >> you may answer the question quickly. >> quickly spin well, i think you can pass legislation to overturn an executive action to disapprove the. you can withhold funds for it speeded let me ask you. you are not reciting, 94% of obamacare is mandatory spending. and the democrats pass that in italy without any motion from the public. nothing to be done about that at this point. it's the law. i yield back. >> thank the gentleman from pennsylvania. the chair will not recognize the gentleman from new york, my friend, mr. jeffries. >> thank you, mr. chairman, as was ranking member, and the panelists for their participation this morning. if i could j
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
house next. president obama on the death of former south african residents nelson mandela. >> nelson mandela closed a statement from the dock saying, "i have fought against white domination and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal i hope to live for and to achieve. but if need be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die." nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. and today, he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. .e no longer belongs to us he belongs to the ages. dignity andfierce unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. his journey from imprisonment to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
you liked the fact that obama was going to be a check on what previous presidents have done. i'm disappointed that we are at this hearing and i'm surprised that my friends do not think that this is an important hearing. tched and wh ined. they do not have a concern about what the president did with his authority. >> i believe that this administration is facing a critical crossroads. what this body cannot become it is a debating society. they issue rules and laws that are either complied with or not complied with by the president. i think that is where we are. mr. lazarus says that the president can ignore an express statement of policy grounds. if you look at the individual mandate, the policy is that a great number of people are upset because they thought there was a be and switch. -- bait and switch. that is a political or policy issue with the president said that he did not want that to happen now. it seems to me, that that is not a policy question, i don't know what is. definition,us's own that is outside the president. this thend you, is body that existed when it was formed
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
white house and who's job it was to lobby with congress and i met with somebody from the obama administration exactly twice in three years and i do think it is the president's duty to engage. i have a question on that, but i'm out of time. i do think there's a disappointed with the president not being engaged. >> they are concerned about the executive power. when the executive is a republican. >> each party needs to care about these issues a lot more when they are owned, someone from their own party occupies the white house. >> my time is expired. i will give it back to you or your. >> thto. >> the chair will recognize the gentleman from tennessee. >> i have missed some of this hearing although i caught some of it on the magic of video television. i was interested in the gentleman that mentioned the possibility of impeachment. is that accurate? >> i can't remember if i brought that up. >> what context would you have brought that up? spit in response to a question. i'm not sure if i did or -- >> can someone on the panel refresh his memory? >> i think i brought up a constitutiona
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
. columbian president was in washington this week for talks with president obama. on tuesday, he spoke at the national press club about his country's free trade agreement with the u.s., the war on drugs, and peace talks with columbian rebels. this is an hour. >>> good afternoon. welcome to the national press club. my name is angela keane. i'm a reporter for "bloomberg news" and the 106th president of the national press club. we are the world's leading professional organization for journalists committed to our profession's future through our programming with the event such as this, while fostering a free press worldwide. for more information about the national press club, please visit our website at www.press.org. to donate to programs offered to the public through the national press club journalism institute. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speaker and those in the audience today. if you hear applause, i note that members of the general public are also attending. so it's not necessarily evidence of a lack of journalistic objectivity. i would like to welc
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
from president obama and other world leaders. that's tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. again right here on c-span2. programs for next year. in it language strengthening for victims of military assault. it also keeps open grant moe bay. we spoke with a capitol hill reporter this afternoon for more on the bill. the defense program bill what is in the new version? >> well, the bill contains several of the sexual assault provisions in bother haves of the house version and the senate verdict of the bill. it also contains a comprise on detainees as well as new authorizations for several weapons systems and military pay raise. >> what prompted this comprise? >> well, the bill -- the senate was unable to pass the bill last month and it stalled there. in order to get the bill done before the end of the collar year the leader of the two committee met and hammered out the differences and the bill that had been before the senate and the house-passed bill to come up with the comprise version of the measure that they hope can get through both chambers before they adjourn for the year. >> you mentioned s
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
the foreign -- obama faces.tration lac and we will talk about supreme court judges. and genetically modified foods with new york university professor marian nussle. we will look for your reaction by phone, e-mail, and twitter. tonight, republican senator rand paul of kentucky speaking at the detroit economic club about jobs and the economy. former secretaries of state madeleine albright and hillary clinton come a remembering south african president nelson mandela. and a white house briefing with secretary jay carney. >> the book affairs events from washington, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house event, briefings, and conferences. and complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now you can watch us in hd. >> republican senator rand paul at the detroit economic club. some have considered him as a presidential candidate although he himself has not made any formal announcement. this event is part of the road to the white house 2016 coverage. [applause]
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
obama himself adopting this common core. a survey in connecticut, 72% of teachers, we are talking about literacy --e, embrace it. only two percent or three percent inc. it will lead to lower or worse results. others are not taking up position. when you have that embracing of a concept and teachers and administrators have had the time to look at what people want to inhasize, they are moving the right direction. we have seen no movement to abandon our common core. we need to hold ourselves accountable for success. >> it you think about the common core? what are the key strengths? about thenything implementation you are nervous about? >> there are fewer things but deeper. the ability to use those things we are learning successfully. whether it is in support of or inal thinking mathematics being able to answer promptly, i think that is the real strength. i think one-size-fits-all has not been working particularly well. we do it in the hopes that they will devote the rest of their to the education system. that was not working as well as it needed to on an international the united state
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am EST
more cabinet members with phd's from american on hisities, more cabinet than president obama. [laughter] staff wasef of formerly the head of the chamber of commerce. iran's chief negotiator -- chief trade negotiator. >> but does that really make a difference, dr. brzezinski? is rouhani a different kind of leader? tom is talking about black, and lightck, black, black. >> i think that sort of defines it. he was part of the revolution. he appears to be also a person who has evolved with time and who has begun to think in somewhat of a different fashion. i think that is worthy of exploitation. moreover, and i think it is even more important, iran is changing. iran was swept up i a revolutionary passion -- by a revolutionary passion. resentment on foreign expectations, wrapped extreme interference in iranian internal affairs that united them in a nationalistic passion and self-assertion. 20 years following, misery and frustration, fundamentalist extremism, a significant part of the iranian population increasingly began to view this as a kind of reactionary counterproductive self-
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
. south africans are asked to values for which he fought. president obama is likely to travel to south africa. released a bush statement. -- next, palm beach, florida. he was a great man. he reminds me of a man like bothh, a great man for black-and-white. i pray he rest in peace. should learn from him. to take example. host: new york is next. caller: good evening. i just want to express my condolences on behalf of members of my community in new york about the death of nelson mandela. [indiscernible] we really miss him. there has not been any african that has done the things that has.n mandela i want to express my heartfelt condolences to the people of at the death of this at the thomas history -- epitome of history. very large personality. there has not been anybody that has achieved what he has done. none of them. nelson mandela is somebody that for thousands of years nobody will forget. host: we have shown you a number of events over the years. you will find in our video library at c-span.org. his death announced late this afternoon. by southh african time african president jacob zum
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
, everyone. yesterday, as you know, president obama made a call to act regarding income inequality in our nation, increasing the minimum wage, equal pay for women, and in the workplace, earl -- early childhood education and pre-k have been part of his proposal all along. i was excited to hear what he said echoed. when women succeed, america succeeds, and this is our agenda. income inequality, as he pointed eroding thely middle class, which is the backbone of our economy. earlier, a representative from kentucky talked about how it is the right thing to do to improve the health of thousands of his citizens over the next decade. he also talked about it from an economic and fiscal standpoint. 50 million dollars will be injected into kentucky's economy. it will bring $800 million to the state treasury, create 17,000 jobs and support their glad toso we were very hear what he had to say at the press event and afterward. in few areas has a lot been of greater impact than in the lives americans with chronic conditions. if you had insurance that you liked before, whatever it was, it is going to be
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
get a buy in from republicans, president obama endorsed adopted health care model first proposed by the heritage foundation. the individual mandate. he spoke at the forum hosted by georgetown university. here is a little of what he said. i had many conversations with him and others over those early stages. i'll never forget as he was contemplating what model he would use, there was a lot of pressure in his party going back to this question about government to say you know what, what we ought to have is a single-payer system. medicare for all. that's what we need. medicare for all. a single-payer system like a lot other industrialized countries especially europe. you know what his answer was? i'm going take the heritage foundation proposal they came up with in 1993 and we'll use that as the model and we'll use that as the basis for legislation. because i want to see if we can find it bipartisan. they said, okay, we'll accept that. when you offer the exchange there ought to be a public option. you ought to be able to go every state and pick medicare for all, if that's your choice. he
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
been on the minds of america right now, and they witnessed the utter disaster of a rollout of obama care. hishe gentle man knows, constituents as well as mine are faced with higher premiums. he has said to the american people they can keep their health care laws if they would like -- health care plans if they would like to. they have to figure out what kinds of plants are actually there for them. the administration claims the website is working just fine. we know the backend of that website is not working just fine. i am glad people are able to get on and see what is there. we don't really know how successful the sign-ups and enrollments are being. areo know most individuals facing higher premiums. those that have had to give up the plan are facing higher premiums and plants they don't necessarily choose, that they are forced to have because of the operation of this law. we need to focus on this issue. we voted on the alternative back in 2009. there was a planned the congressional budget office said ford reduce premium patients out there. we have not resolved this issue of health ca
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
nationally. the obama administration which i worked 10 extended the higher education tax benefits for -- markedly and i think that is then a laudable accomplishment but it also increased the income level at which people can get an american opportunity tax credit formerly hope all the way up to $80,000 away from the 80th percentile to the 95th percentile. why are we providing tax benefits and that some $7 billion a year to folks in the top income quintile. why is it that mitt romney -- i have three, 529's but why can mitt romney get tax benefits attached to it when he is students need of pell grants? closer to an attack site but i think there are others in the committee's jurisdiction. >> that is an interesting concept and we may follow up with you. the other is financial incentives to borrowers that have ffel loans to get them to convert their debt to a direct loan on that basis. have you worked out specifics as to how you think that program would work? >> actually the department of education administered a small similar program that allowed borrowers to have bells federal loans and d
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
done has caused damage. a senior administration official in the current obama administration told us last week, he said i've been incredibly impressed by the judgment and care that you would expect from a great news organization. and, finally, a senior whitehall official at the heart of these stories on september 9, i have not seen anything you have published to date which is risked lives. so there are different views about this and i listened with respect to the give you have given, but i don't -- >> but you disagree with an? >> it's not that i disagree. it's impossible to assess because no one is give me specific evidence. >> the real criticism is that the information you contains the names of individual sector the officers and this has been sent around the world, sometimes pay for by "the guardian," and these names are of our security officers, people who were there to protect our country. that's what you damaged the country, because others who don't have security clearance have been able to read these names, know who they are, possibly know where they live. that is the damage
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
." back -- part of booktv on c-span2. >>> president obama said today that income inequality is, quote, the defining challenge of our time. to close the growing gap between the rich and poor in america he called for increase in minimum wage. the president's remarks came in a speech in the neighborhood of washington, d.c. [applause] >> good morning! good morning, everybody. thank you couch for being here. i want to thank you all for joining us. members of congress, members of the administration, mayor here as well as other mayors. i want to thank the arc for hosting us today. we are thrilled to have the president to discuss one of the gravest challenges of our time. raising inequality. we're particularly honored to do so as it separates the tebt anniversary this year. behind all the policy is a simple idea expanding opportunity for all americans. expanding the middle class is the best way to grow and grow stronger. i know, that principle is critical and not just for grant politician. it is mattered so much in my own life. i grew up in a suburb of boston. the child of two immigrants who
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
was terrible at the end of 2008 and early 2009 when president obama took office, and not only has the trajectory been consistently in the right direction, if you will note when we first began positive job creation in the wake of the great recession, it was right around when the affordable care act passed. this is obviously not a direct correlation. but we are moving in the right direction. the information i cited in the beginning about the positive effects of the affordable care act on reducing growth in health-care costs combined with the steady job creation we have seen for so many months reinforces a number of things. about the affordable care act and about the need the president a few days ago to continue to focus on those move in theng the right direction and increasing job growth even further. with that, i will take your questions. jim? >> on the president's travels to africa for the nelson mandela services, could you give us specific details of what the timing might be? there is a memorial service also a funeral. mr. mandela is also lying in state. and will the president in
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am EST
obama's doing that, and obamacare's terrible. so those were the guys i wanted to talk to because they were the guys with the leaflets, the ideas. so i said to them, you know -- [inaudible] and they said who are you, and i said, actually, i'm a researcher, and i'm doing research on these organizations, these ideas and trying to understand the guise about it, and i'm actually studying men who believe stuff. and they, you know, a bunch of them looked at me suspiciously and sort of asked me questions. and i just said, look, here's what i am, you know? i don't get it. so -- but here's my job, i want to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand your world view. look, you will not convince me, and i will not convince you. that that's off the table. what is on the table is i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> downward mobility, racial and gender equality, michael kimmel on the fears, anxiety the fews and range of angry white men sunday night at 9 on "after words" part of booktv this weekend on c-span2. >>> randi weingarten, president of the american federati
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
obama care. didn't vote for the stimulus bill or dodd frank. it was other stuff. the point was here is the data point and this is what has many people, the gerrycommander has split the house. people on the far right and far left because the districts are drawn all republican and all democrat. in the senate it is two things. the fact that no one votes in primaries which is the point i'm about to make and the role of big money. you asked me what changed. a case decided by the supreme court which allows unlimited amounts of money to flow into campaigns. here is what happened to dick luger. this was not a secret election. there were millions of dollars spent. a big election. everyone knew there was an election coming up. the voter turnout in that primary? 18%. fewer than one in five eligible republicans voted. it would be the same way if we had a democratic primary. who are the 18%? they tend to be the most partisan, the most idelogical. people are mad about something. if we could get the voter turnout up to 40% in primaries i think you would have a little different result. right now th
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am EST
, this from the associate press, president obama ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020. the president said the government should lead by example. he also says plants use renewables for 20% of electricity will help reduce pollution, the cause of global warming, promote american energy independence and boost domestic energy sources such as solar and wind power to provide thousands of jobs. coming up at 1:15 eastern today here on c-span2, senate judiciary committee chair patrick leahy from vermont to talk about the obama administration's policy on human rights as was future congressional action. he will appear at the second annual human rights summit hosted by the group human rights first. >> friday on c-span "washington journal" looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 730 am eastern. >> all with your calls and comments live on c-span. >> as you walk in the our tables out in front with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the country. the pamphlets are how the government is tr
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30pm EST
maximalist position. >> dr. brzezinski i notice that you tweeted about iran. you said obama carried the best team since bush baker and congress is becoming embarrassed by net now who's threats to tate >> i think there is something to that. [laughter] >> you talked about that. >> we are all engaged and one might decipher what might be the particular motives but it's fair to say that prime minister netanyahu expected the agreement and i think he was surprised that it did. a lot of people in this country are surprised in one has to take note of the fact that this was an agreement not just between the united states and iran all those will -- although those were the principle parties but agreement that involves russia, china and europe and that was a very important step forward in the sense that it creates a framework on which to build and permits these countries also to in a sense an outcome which is vaguely being previewed without being overly specific. i think we all have a common interest in iran not -- into a -- total social failure and the source of violence. i think that is shared by
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Dec 10, 2013 12:30pm EST
really think that's what president obama did as well after the crisis he, you know, took on five years ago. but i think it is through these dodd-frank reforms that many of which are now being implemented. so i just wanted to mention a couple of my, around the table if i can. i have six real quick ones. first i think the heart of reform is insuring that largest financial institutions have freedom to fail. my dad's small business in baltimore, if he didn't make payroll on friday no one was coming to bail him out. i think that is at the core what dodd-frank is. i was pleased last month, the moody's, largest rating agency moved up lift of largest bank holdings that had come to be because of perceived government backing. that works because of title two of dodd-frank and all the work fdic did and fed did and ben and his people and bank regulators supporting everything that marti gruenberg and before that sheila did. second thing was making sure there is enough capital in hand. i know, where's dan? he is sitting somewhere. i've been in all these international meetings where dan has just been
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Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
all the democrats up for a big meeting with obama to tell them it is going to be okay. and hear their problem and say how can we make this better. >> on that subject of democrats offering solutions. several democrats seek -- seven -- president obama to appoint an official it oversee the ongoing repairs of the website after jeffrey zines steps down. talk about if he is going to be replaced by the whitehouse department >> he came in to take over and manage this process once they were aware of the wb site problems. he is the ring leader all of the fix and things that needed to be changed in the website. he is going to move to a different position. we are not sure when. he is scheduled to take over in january. the whitehouse is going to replace him and we are not sure who or by whom. but the democrats say they want a long-term permanent person in this position so we know who is accountable. he was put in as the man in charge and we need to know who is the next man in charge >> we are talking with emily ethridge of cq rollcall. >> tank you for taking my call. medicare has been around for a
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
? where is that >> president obama: stph who is it and how does that impact what you do at nih? we depend on partnerships with private foundations swells industry.ate this is an ecosystem where all he participants need to be fiftying usually healthy for the whole thing to work. work ms of foundations we with many of those who are focused on particular diseases. nih and s was here at we had an interesting day we overing new ways that we can together on h.i.v. aids and ask a wide area of other things and certainly with the private sector if we're going to success in developing new treatment that's partnership is the only way it's going to happen. nih contributes to the fundamental information that new insites about don't make pills but the industry has that the carry peline in hand to it over. i would say we're probably with g more closely industry than any time in the last 30 years both because of promise and the need. > dr. francis collins director of he national eupinstitute health. and you very much appreciate you. >> i hope people will stick listen to some of the institute instr
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Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
states, that is not the leadership i expect of my government. the clinton, bush, and obama administration is isolating the united states on this issue. i ask what kind of message is this sending the rest of the world in this lack of he leadership? we ought to sign it. we spend hundreds of millions of dollars removing the land mines and use the leahy funds to help land mine victims around the world. what are we afraid of? we have another law that says we cannot export land mines. let's so the courage. it only take as little bit to go for it and sign the treaty like every ally of ours has done. is that so difficult? let me tell you in conclusion. on november 22nd, remember the great loss this country suffered 50 years ago when kennedy was assassinated. i remember my wife being a young law student and watching the hundreds of thousands of people going down and it was so silent you could hear the drums when the band left and you can hear the lights in the street lights change. and i have been thinking about that a lot in the last few days. we have talked about it and what it fe
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
off december events focusing on the health care law with remarks by president obama. we want to get your thoughts about that on facebook.com/c-span. you can see the president at that event tonight at c-span at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >>> as you walk in, there are tables in front with lot of pamphlets. not, you know, prior to entering the gun show and they are how the state government trying to take away the right to own gun and government is doing this and obama is doing this and bach is terrible. those are the kinds i wanted to talk to. they were the guys with the leaflet. i said to them, you know, is this your stuff? they said yeah who are you? i said twailt i'm a comeek and researcher and i'm doing research on the organizations. these ideas and trying to understand the guy -- and studying men who believe this stuff. and they, you know, most of them looked at me suspiciously and asked me questions. and i said, look, here is what i am. you know, i don't get it. so here is my job. i want to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand that your world view. look, you will n
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Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
. so it's great to know finally that we are moving beyond repealing obama care to finding common ground to make it work because it's the law of the land. thank you. >> thank you, ranking member. with that, without objection, this hearing is now adjourned. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] stanback good afternoon, everybody and welcome to the oversight committee subcommittee on assistance disabilities and affairs outcome can't order. for the past year, members of the subcommittee as well as full va initiatives on in order to fulfill the secondaries: disability benefits claims for 2015. vba implemented national initiatives within its regional offices, including challenging quality review teams come at those certification test them, simplified and fully developed claims. bba also rolled out technologies in the form of the veterans benefits management system and several other electronic projects as those two processing models for future again it might cross functional team. all along, dba indicated significant support and training from central office would be critic
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
president obama on and the income inequality. hosted by the center for american progress, this is a little less than our. -- an hour. [applause] good morning, good morning, everybody. thank you so much for being here. i want to thank you all for joining us. members of congress, members of the administration, mayor gray, as well as other mayors, and i want to thank the arc for hosting us. we are thrilled to have the president to discuss one of the greatest challenges of our times -- rising inequality. we are honored to do so as cap celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. i am proud of the many bold ideas we have had over the past decade, new ideas to grow the economy from the middle out, to expand health care to all americans, and to improve our schools. still thatuder behind all of these policies is a simple idea -- expanding opportunity for all americans. we believe that no matter where you come from, we are all better off if we have the opportunity to succeed. it is at the heart of what we do every day. we have learned that expanding the middle class is the best way to grow and
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Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
of the end from the white house, president obama will focus on the benefits of the health care law he will be flying by the white house says have benefited from the overhaul. he will remind american fork discrimination against those with preexisting conditions. we'll have coverage of that at the white house later today in our commitment network, c-span 3. house judiciary committee waiting to gavel in. we stay here live on cease and two. -- c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> which is now congressman john conyers of michigan come into the hearing room. the rayburn house office building. he is the ranking member on the house judiciary committee. they are about to hold a hearing like in a president obama's use of executive power. looking at the constitutionality of the administration decisions, including the decision to delay the
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, just like we are fixing the website. as president obama has said from the very beginning, he's working -- he's willing to work with anyone to make this law work better. it's in the united states of america and the affordable care should never be the privilege of a lucky few but rather a right for every american. the affordable care act gives us an option to make that realistic and we intend to see this through. thank you very much for the opportunity to be with you. [applause] >> denis, thank you. he needs to get back to the white house but let me just mention to you the effort it took for dennis to be here. originally, we had chris jennings scheduled to come and this weekend, he determined he was not able to be here for other reasons and the chief of staff said he would come and provide a speech and that was very generous of him as well. he needed to get back to the white house but thanks to denis mcdonough, a friend and somebody that i think serves this country very well. next, i have the opportunity to introduce my friend tom daschle from aberdeen, south dakota. there is a t
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Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
first lady is mrs. obama. >> guest: where do you live? >> caller: georgia. >> host: have you been to warm springs, georgia. >> host: yes. >> guest: i'm impressed. >> host: thank you so much for the call. it was about the campaign. >> guest: she felt badly. people remember it. you know, he lost his voice at the very end of the campaign, and it was left to the first lady, another first, i think, to read the concession statement and telegram of congratulations that had been sent to president-elect carter. at the same time, you know, she wouldn't miss life in politics. he had promised her long before watergate that they were going to retire in 1976. once he concluded he would not be speaker of the house, she had exacted a promise that after 1976, they would leave washington, go back to grand rapids, practice law, had no money, make a little bit of money for the kids and so on, and intervening events played havoc with that, but they left washington to go to another destination. >> host: we talked about the struggles with alcohol when he was in the house of representatives. here's what
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Dec 9, 2013 8:30pm EST
agreement now that president obama is seeking fast track for the trans-pacific partnership. twenty-nine chapters, the text just of the non-tariff stuff is the size of very large phone book, and only five chapters are about trade. twenty-four chapters of rewriting u.s. law to the back door of secretive closed-door 600 corporate adviser influence trade negotiations. this form of diplomatic legislating has been used by democratic and republican person to tap presidents since nafta and wto. if, for instance, how we got ourselves an extension of medicine back that increase medicine prices enormously when we had to it shift from a 17 year monopoly companies a 20. did congress say yes? no, repeatedly they said no. they side with consumers. that was written into the world trade organization and we had to conform loss. did congress agree to lock in 65,000 age one be visas no matter how high the u.s. unemployment is? on their own. that was the wto. we have to reform immigration law. how about meat and poultry safety? do you think all the meat that comes into the country meet standards? that
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Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
much. [applause] up in 15 minutes, we will go live to the white house where president obama will make a statement on world aids day. that is scheduled for 1:20 eastern. we will have that life. also, the house is back today at 2:00 eastern. they're getting the week started with speeches. items being debated today, expanding the ban on the sale of firearms that are undefinable with metal detectors. they will also discuss the dodd frank law. see the house live when they begin today at 2:00. legislative work will begin at 5:00. the supreme court has announced a couple of divisions today as they return from the thanksgiving break. they are refusing to consider thawing out new york state taxes on websites like amazon.com. the law forces them to remit sales tax. another division related to the health care law -- the justices are leaving in place a federal appeals ruling dismissing a suit from liberty university challenging a portion of the law that requires most employees to provide health insurance to their employees. on the fed page in the washington post, the supreme court is lacking case
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Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
members of the republican party are determined not to give president obama a victory at any cost. and i'm just worried that this agreement will get caught up in that kind of politics. what is the role of congress has to play on this agreement? its not on the treaty. at some point i guess it will be a treaty. if that's not the case? >> i don't envision this is rarely having to be a treaty that congress is nevertheless the key because this is the difference between the european sanctions and the american sanctions created the europeans pass the executive branch is the 27 or 28 foreign ministers have a meeting and they sign onto it with a stroke of the pen sanctions are there and the sanctions are gone. none of the national legislators are involved in this process. anything that goes through the legislative process takes much more time and has flexibility and is by design created to take time to make sure there aren't any faster changes. the american sanctions or a spiders web according to the report. i think it was a very good formulation. it's very difficult to move one without mo
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been able to completely control their members. there is a lot of opposition to president obama, which does not make compromise easy. we are at a unique time in history where no one is able to get along or agree on any of the big things. one last point i would make is a lot of republicans say they don't think that the measure should be bills passed in terms of whether congress is productive. i think they are trying to fight the battle on the health-care live coverage begins at 4:00 a.m. eastern. upset with the press, oo, because they cover my mental health work the first me meetings i had. then he never showed up anymore. mental health is not a sexy issue. we toured the country, found out what was needed, develop legislation. past the mental health system act of 1980. it passed through congress one month before jenny was involuntarily retired from the white house. >> tonight at 9:00 eastern on c- span and c-span3. >> the line is really the central circulatory system of our economy. connects what is that the economy in the united states. we are seeing data traffic increase at the rate o
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Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
obama's council of economic advisers. it highlights that the current long-term unemployment rate is at least twice as high as it was at the expiration of every previous extended ui benefit program. the extraordinary circumstances continue. the report also sets out the economic impact of a failure to act. it agrees with cbo and other economists. allowing the federal ui program to expire will cost our economy at least 200,000 jobs next year because of reduced consumer demand. for this congress to ignore the national economic impact would be shortsighted. to ignore the human, the individual human impact would be coldhearted. that is not the better nation -- the better nature of our nation. i trust of this congress. thank you. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. i certainly wish this hearing were not necessary, that we were not waste with what representative levin presented to us, but i am grateful to the cochairs of the steering and policy committee for bringing us together to hear from our very special guest. i will yield to chairman rob andrews in just a moment but first i want to ack
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Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
, and all of it was unnecessary. as president obama has said, fighting to deliver quality, affordable health insurance and the security that comes with it to every american is paramount. this is about making sure that everyone in the united states gets a fair shake, and it's about the economic imperative as we continue to rebuild our economy and build a better bargain for the middle class. that's what the affordable care act does, by using touchtone american values of transparency and competition to improve health care protection, and affordability to those americans who already have insurance, and to provide new affordable care options for consumers who either don't have it or want to switch their insurance. we finally put in place real solutions that have been at work for generations, and we will continue for generations to come. now, reform and our health care system is not an easy task. i don't need to tell anybody in the room this or anyone who's read the newspapers the last few months. i will set worked on many competition issues to middle east peace, iran, budget deals. i can t
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still interested in adding sanctions, sending signals they are not interested in the deal obama wants to sign onto. also the farm bill. negotiators are trying to reach an agreement. if they cannot get a deal, they will have to at least extend existing spending so that is something that can be done. the senate is here for an extra week. they will look at a lot of nominations, particularly after the filibuster changes that democrats rammed through a few weeks ago. among the big nominees to watch for are the new chairwoman of the federal reserve, janet yellen. host: a number of articles in the last couple of weeks have suggested that this is the most unproductive covers ever. why has this year been so hard to get into and out on capitol hill? guest: it is divided government. the senate is run by the cuts come at the house are republicans. whenever you have that, it is tough to get it enough. in the republican conference you have a situation where bishop for a long time -- where leadership for a long time now has not been completely been able to control their members. they cannot count on
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generosity and goodwill this week. mandela was in so many ways simply the best, but when president obama said we shall not see his like again, i guess he was right on one level. but when you look at what he did, the fact that his words and his deeds moved mountains, actually, let's hope we do see his like again. and let's hope we see them in some parts of the world like the middle east or in the vicinity of the koreas or elsewhere where we're crying out for a quality of politician that can move mountains and move minds the way that he did. he does remind us that our -- [inaudible] isn't as bad and needn't be with as awful as often depicted, and he gives us something better to work for in ourselves. >> here, here. >> mr. frank dobson. >> mr. speaker, it's a great honor to take part in this tribute to nelson mandela. almost, as far as i'm concerned, a good a moment as the magic moment when i sat with my wife in westminster hall when he addressed both houses of our parliament as the democratically-elected president of all south africans. and i know i speak on behalf of the people in my cons
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simply the best. when president obama said that we should not see his like again, i guess he was right on one level. but let us look at what mandela did and at the fact that his words and deeds moved table mountain, and let us hope that we do see his like again. let us hope that we see his like in the middle east or in the vicinity of the koreas, for example, where people are crying out for a generation of politicians of a quality that can move mountains and minds in the way that mandela did. he reminds us that our trade need not be as awful as it is often depicted. he has given us something better to work for in ourselves. >> it is a great honor to take part in this tribute to nelson mandela. as far as i am concerned, it is almost as good as the magic moment when i sat with my wife in westminster hall as he addressed both houses of our parliament as the democratically elected president of all south africans. i know that i speak on behalf of people in my constituency, holborn and st pancras, because they have a very special relationship with the anti- apartheid movement. the move
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trade agreement from a year and a half ago. was there discussion today on with president obama how that's going and whether anything should change with it? >> yes. we came to conclusion that the free trade agreement is working quite well. the u.s. is exporting more to colombia and vice versa. there are some specific issues where we have mutual, not complaints, but mutual efforts to -- obstacles to overcome, and they mentioned something with the labor, some issues with the labor situation in colombia. we addressed the issues very clearly on what we are doing there. i wanted the u.s. to be more helpful in lifting obstacles that would allow us, for example, to export our avacoados to the u.s. because i was giving in the white house jew dish solid, the first plate in the lunch, and there was an avocado, and i said it's not clommian because we have restrictions. they need to be lifted. those types of items are the subject of the ones that we shared, but in general, we are very happy with the way they are performing. >> there's been concern about the protection of workers under the free
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president obama, citing the changesth care law and to immigration rules. that hearing is next on c-span. then, house members pay tribute to the victims of the metro- that killedaccident four people in new york, sunday. that is followed by the u.s. capitol christmas tree lighting. >> from age eight, betty ford knew that she wanted to do something. she put on skits and plays and led to bennington, vermont at the schoolied of dance. these were some of her notecards. spiral notebooks where she kept notes. this is her organizer during this period. her toried this with , back to grand rapids, often new york where she studied workedrtha graham and for a modeling agency, and then back to grand rapids again. in it, you find a whole host of things that you would find in organizer.any brochures on dance costumes, one sketches of a costume for a dance routine and that she on.ed to put madeography notes that she for different dance routines. there is a whole wealth of here that talks about her love for dance and how it,ly she was involved in especially in her early years. >> what our program on firs
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satellite corp. 2013] >> house speaker john boehner criticized democrats and president obama yesterday for failing to pass legislation to create jobs and grow the economy. here is what he said on the house floor. the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. the speaker: mr. speaker, the american people work hard and they've got a right to expect their elected representatives to do the same. house republicans are listening. to date the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. many of them would help our economy and boost job creation. nearly 150 bills passed by this house yet to be acted on by the senate. these bills would do things like increase the supply of american energy and build the keystone pipeline, roll back red tape and unnecessary regulations, provide more flexibility to working families, reform and improve job trake programs, protect -- training programs, protect americans from cyberattacks, help schools recruit and keep the best teachers, allow the america
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obama did as well after the crisis that he took on five years ago. but i think it is through these dodd-frank reforms that any of which are now being implemented. i want to mention a couple of mine around the table, if i can. i have six quick was. i think the heart reform is ensuring the largest financial institutions have the freedom to fail. i dad's small business of baltimore, if he did not make payroll, nobody was going to bail him out, and that is at the core of what dodd-frank is. that is what i was so please just last month when moody's, the large rating agency, removed this uplift them and the credit ratings of the largest tank holding companies that had come to be the cause of perceived government backing, and that ofks because of title ii dodd-frank and all over the fdic and the fed did, and ben and his people in the bank relators in supporting everything -- and marty. the second thing i think is making sure that there is enough capital on hand, and i know -- where is dan? i've have been on all these international meetings where dan has been tireless, along with tom's people,
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